CLEARWATER - Pinellas County Tax Collector Diane Nelson announced Oct. 31 that 2013 real estate and tangible personal property tax bills are in the mail.
The tax collector’s office will mail more than 410,000 tax notices, totaling $1.2 billion. Payments will be accepted starting Nov. 1, as allowed by Florida law.
Taxpayers are encouraged to pay online at www.taxcollect.com using the electronic check feature for no charge. Each bill this year includes a personalized QR code, which taxpayers can scan with a smartphone and go directly to their online bill. Credit cards are also accepted online, but there is a 2.95 percent convenience fee charged by the tax collector’s online payment processor. The tax collector does not retain any portion of the credit card fee. Payments can also be made through the mail, at any Pinellas County Tax Collector office, or through one of the drop boxes outside the offices.
Taxpayers receive a 4 percent discount for payments made by Nov. 30. After November, payments made by the following dates – or postmarked if sent through the mail – receive the respective discounts: Dec. 31, 3 percent; Jan. 31, 2 percent; and Feb. 28, 1 percent. All payments must be made by March 31 to avoid becoming delinquent.
For more information about your property tax bill or other tax collector services, visit www.taxcollect.com or call 727-464-7777 to speak to a customer service representative.
About the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office
The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is a constitutionally elected office responsible for collecting and distributing state and local taxes, including real estate property, tangible personal property and tourist development. Each year, the office collects more than $1 billion in tax revenue, which is distributed to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and other taxing authorities. The tax collector’s office is also the provider of driver license and motor vehicle registration services to Pinellas County residents.